Gather your friends and watch some incredible films for free thanks to BBC iPlayer and My4. It’s time to watch something new and turn the mundane into the extraordinary.
The Hurt Locker (2008)
The Hurt Locker is an action war thriller that follows an Explosive Ordinance Disposal team during the Iraq War who are attacked by insurgents. It explores how different individuals deal with stressful conditions with some finding it addictive and others intolerable. The film received critical acclaim, won several awards and has a 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes with an average score of 8.51. Catch it on BBC iPlayer today.
The Handmaiden (2016)
A sophisticated and award-winning psychological thriller that will keep your brain and eyes busy. The Handmaiden is centred on a plot to marry and take the inheritance of a Japanese heiress called Lady Hideko. Unsurprisingly, the plot isn’t what it seems and soon goes awry. If you’re looking for something intriguing and fresh with stellar reviews, watch The Handmaiden on My4.
Paranormal Activity (2007)
Paranormal Activity is a found-footage style American horror film that centres on a couple who are plagued by a supernatural presence in their house. They decide to document the activity by setting up a camera in their room. The film is praised for its suspense and has an 83% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes with an average score of 7.01. Don’t miss it and check it out on BBC iPlayer now.
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
The Blair Witch Project is an American supernatural horror film about three student filmmakers who go for a hike in the Hike Hills near Maryland in 1994. They set out to film a documentary investigating a local legend known as the Blair Witch. All three students disappear, and their footage is discovered. It has positive reviews including an 87% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and helped to revive the found-footage genre. You can watch the iconic horror film on BBC iPlayer.
It Follows (2014)
A psychological horror film that will stay with you, or perhaps follow you for a long time, It Follows centres on a teenage girl named Jay as a shapeshifting and murderous supernatural entity pursues her after a sexual encounter. The film received critical acclaim for its originality and thought-provoking plot. If you’re looking for a horror that will make you think, go to BBC iPlayer and watch it today.
Beast is a BAFTA award-winning film praised for its stellar performances and captivating thrills. The highly-rated film follows a fragile and troubled woman who is torn between a fearful community plagued by a string of murders and a secretive man. If you’re looking for a fresh thriller with incredible visuals, then look no further than Beast on My4.
12 Monkeys (1995)
An award-winning science fiction film, 12 Monkeys follows a prisoner named James Cole who is sent back in time to try to stop a virus that wipes out most of humanity and forces the survivors underground. The film has positive reviews and is renowned for its plot twists and excellent performances. It is a must-watch on BBC iPlayer.
Watch Something New Today
Nothing beats a refreshing drink and a new film so take your summer to the next level with these brilliant films.
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